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Why Choose the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute?

See how Dr. Rimlawi has built the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
to provide the absolute best in patient care.

At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we’re all on the same team – and it’s yours.

From staff and surgeons to technology and techniques, we’ve brought together the best-of-the-best, all under one roof. Now, you can access all your doctors at the same location. You can benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and the most innovative techniques in the world. All of our doctors are fellowship-trained, spine specialists and we’re all on the same team – yours.

Here, surgery is always our last option and compassionate care comes first. Plus, your personal patient care coordinator will walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Welcome to the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute – where the process is as patient-friendly as the procedure.


Tiny Incisions

The least invasive way to end
back and neck pain for good.

satisfied patients

Treatments customized
to customers specific needs

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Superior diagnostics and
surgical treatment teams

Minimally invasive just got less invasive.

Recognized as one of the most advanced minimally invasive spine procedures available, the MicroCision technique is an excellent option for eligible MISI patients to treat back and neck pain in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. With an incision as small as 3mm, specialized equipment skillfully goes around muscle and right to the pain source. With minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues, the MicroCision technique ensures our patients the most effective, least invasive option with the quickest recovery time.  It’s minimally invasive, even less invasive. It’s MicroCision.

  • Fellowship-trained specialists
  • Customized treatments
  • Innovative Pain Mapping
  • Incisions as small as 3mm
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Smaller scars, quicker recovery

Call today and find out if you are a candidate for this innovative procedure.  Whether you’re suffering from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or a painful bone spur, our Microcision technique is the easiest way to get your life back.

Common Conditions



Arthritis can affect any part of the body, even the spine. It occurs when the cartilage in the joints is worn down as a result of wear and tear, aging, injury or misuse.

Bulging Discs

Bulging Discs

A bulging disc is a condition related to the spine, usually the lower back, occurring when a disc bulges through a crevice in the spine.

Degenerative Discs

Degenerative Discs

Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease, but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age.

Facet Disease

Facet Disease

The facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. Facet disease occurs when there is degeneration of the facet joint.

Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis

Quite similar to spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis primarily affects one or more areas of your spine.

Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc, Ruptured Disc, Torn Disc)

Herniated Disc
(Slipped Disc, Ruptured Disc, Torn Disc)

A herniated disc is sometimes referred to as a slipped disc or a ruptured disc. It is often the result of an injury or trauma to the spine.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

The peripheral nerves emerge from the spinal cord and are assigned particular sections of the body to communicate with— these sections are called dermatomes. Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damage to one or more of these nerves.

Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues such as bone spurs, disc herniation and ligaments.



Sciatica and sciatic pain occur when extra pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This additional pressure can occur as a result of several spine conditions.



Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. If your child has scoliosis, the view from behind may reveal one or more abnormal curves.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine most often in your upper or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on your spinal cord or on the nerves that branch out from the compressed areas.

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Meet Our Doctors

Our fellowship trained doctors make up one of the most advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment teams in the country.

"Everyone here takes the time to make sure we understand everything. Our doctor spends lots of time with us and makes sure we are comfortable with the information given to us. This is the friendliest doctor’s office I have ever been in."

− Elizabeth

"Many Thanks to my doctor and all the staff including medical and clerical. They NEVER allowed me to give up on my welfare. They treated me as if I was part of the family there. I drive an eighteen-wheeler and spend all day sitting. Now, Zero Pain! Again, thank you all so much."

− Johnny Gamboa

"After 8 years of pain, trouble walking, sleeping, and not being able to play golf, The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute has me on the course 3 days a week and all with an incision the size of my small fingernail."

− Patrick Dickerson


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